The Bulldogs won’t pursue Latrell Mitchell. Picture. Phil Hillyard
The Bulldogs won’t pursue Latrell Mitchell. Picture. Phil Hillyard

Latrell shock as contender pulls out

Canterbury has officially pulled out of the race to sign Latrell Mitchell.

After a meeting of the club's football retention committee this afternoon, chief executive Andrew Hill told The Daily Telegraph that the Bulldogs would not be pursuing the out of favour Sydney Rooster.

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The Bulldogs won’t pursue Latrell Mitchell. Picture. Phil Hillyard
The Bulldogs won’t pursue Latrell Mitchell. Picture. Phil Hillyard

 

"Usually we don't make comment around our recruitment and retention strategies," Hill said.

"However, with all the speculation around this matter we thought it was the right thing to do by everyone to confirm we won't pursue an interest in Latrell Mitchell."

 

Mitchell could leave the Roosters as soon as next year. Picture: Phil Hillyard
Mitchell could leave the Roosters as soon as next year. Picture: Phil Hillyard

 

This decision came after a meeting between Hill, coach Dean Pay, general manager of football Steve Price and development and pathways manager Dave Hamilton.

The Bulldogs had been viewed as a significant player in the race for the 22-year-old Test centre after Mitchell met with board member George Coorey during the finals series.

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